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chriswil42

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2021, 01:54:15 PM »
Did you make the stencils Francis?
Chris

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2021, 05:29:14 PM »
Hi Chris, I had a friend with a with a plotter/cutter cut them from art work I supplied.

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #47 on: March 22, 2021, 11:29:19 AM »
Now then Chris and Howard,

This is the diffusion technique I'm trying with this model. It is a method developed/used by an American Rafe Morrissey.

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #48 on: March 22, 2021, 01:20:05 PM »
Thanks for the info Francis.
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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #49 on: March 22, 2021, 04:03:24 PM »
Have you thought of adding a little paint to satin or matt varnish.
It worked quite well on a bi-plane to represent the see through effect
of clear doped linen.
You may have to mess around to get the mixes and colours right but
once sorted it looks quite effective.
Just a thought.
Haddock.

kiwichappers

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #50 on: March 22, 2021, 06:56:48 PM »
Thanks for this thought Tony. I've got a number of test panels to experiment on and shall certainly try your suggestion. Years ago I did use a similar technique on a Luftwaffe aircraft to represent their late war reduced pigment paints that worked reasonable well until I got heavy handed.

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #51 on: March 23, 2021, 06:55:41 PM »
Thanks for the explanation Francis.
It's all getting too difficult  for me!
Looking forward to seeing it done!

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2021, 06:23:14 PM »
First phase of the surrender white out scheme done today. Top and underside views.


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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #53 on: March 31, 2021, 07:50:37 PM »
Hi Francis,
Been missing a while.
But I love the latest post of this build. I always have great admiration, for those modellers who can produce a delicate weathered finish, in keeping with the subject. The light misting of white is very subtle, yet convincing and just right.
Look forward to seeing some markings on the model.
This will be a cracker!!
Cheers,
Bigkev

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2021, 07:05:22 AM »
Looks great to me.

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #55 on: April 13, 2021, 02:39:30 PM »
The painting is deemed finished save for some post markings distressing. Markings applied so it's in the drying cabinet for a few days.

cph64

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #56 on: April 13, 2021, 03:30:39 PM »
Some interesting shading Francis.

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2021, 01:09:55 PM »
Hi Francis,
Nice painting on your Zero, not seen many in this scheme.
Cheers Bigkev

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2021, 12:44:09 PM »
Getting close to the finish line now. Engine and cowling fitted plus a pin wash to mimic the coral dust that shows on photos of the prototype.

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Re: An A6M3 type 22 'Zero'
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2021, 01:02:51 PM »
With the cowling on it really looks the part now Francis.